Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Exolum Oil Pipeline, Whitminster

The pipeline which crosses the canal near Occupation Bridge was part of the UK Government Pipelines and Storage System (GPSS) until it was sold to CLH Pipeline System (CLH-PS) Ltd in 2015. In February 2021 CLH-PS changed its name to Exolum Pipeline System Ltd.

As part of the Phase 1b restoratrion programme the pipeline will be routed under the canal bed using a horizontal boring technique, which means that the canal itself will not have to be excavated. Instead a pit will be excavated on each side of the canal from which a boring machine create a hole for the re-routed pipe under the canal from one side to the other.

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Exolum Oil Pipeline, Whitminster
CLH-PS oil pipeline, Whitminster
Exolum Oil Pipeline, Whitminster
Oil pipeline marker near Occuptation Bridge, Whitminster
Exolum Oil Pipeline, Whitminster
View of oil pipeline from Occupation Bridge towards Saul
Exolum Oil Pipeline, Whitminster
Oil pipeline marker near Occuptation Bridge, Whitminster